Thursday, May 31, 2007

Conversations Part 2: A Song

We sat up for hours listening to music and talking about our favorites. Some of it I knew, some of it I had never heard and most all of it I liked. By the time early morning came, my head was foggy, my eyes were heavy and I was crushing... and not just on the music.

I tried to hunt down one song in the sea of new music that was given to me right before I left. I still can't find it, even though I know it's there. Maybe that's because it won't sound as good as it did that night.

Cut From a Different Cloth

me: my sister doesnt sit down... ever!!! no wonder she is so skinny, she is constantly moving

cfab: i wouldn't know how to keep myself that busy

me: she like cleans stuff, does yard work. now she is vacuuming the same thing she did yesterday and i am in the same spot watching

cfab: OMFG. it's like chris!

me: i feel like I should tip her or something

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Rooster Crows in the Morning, the Owl Hoots at Night

If I don't pinch myself every 15-20 minutes I can quite honestly begin to believe that I am staying at Dr. Dolittle's house. Two cats, a dog, and more ants, mosquitoes and bugs than you can count. Loving the country; hating the little red bites all over my body. Must be because I am so sweet.

I know, so unexpected

But I can't get this song out of my head!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

You've Got Mail

Just received in today's mail a priority mail package with a dress that was left behind in DC. Enclosed with the dress was a simple note...

hi boobers.
miss you.

love you.
had s*x in your dress.

that is all.

Hey, I say the more action the better!

People Crush #5

Meet: Mel (far right)
Age: like I would ever tell!All of the Ondash women in this picture are completely stunning and I am pretty sure half of Ohio is crushing on one, if not all three, of them right now... but Mel put in a special request. And to be honest I am a little embarrassed that I didn't include her sooner!

So ladies and gentlemen, start your people crushing (I know we already are!).

Monday, May 28, 2007

A Simple Question

What does a total busybody do with herself when the whirlwind has died down, she is in Michigan for the week and has nothing on her schedule?


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Family Portrait

Look what a pretty family I have...

We are rocking the suburbs like it's 1984!

Sick (not) in the City

Every time I come back to my parent's I manage to get sick. Maybe it is my body adjusting to all of the fresh air. Or maybe it is my body trying to come to terms with actually slowing down. Either way, I slept the day away in bed. Which wasn't so bad, when my newest crush, Charlie Phenomenal, was sleeping with me. Though any gentleman should know that it is not polite to wake a lady up at 6:00 am by licking her face.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

We Don't Get Out Much

me: omg I am watching Adventure's in Hollyhood while an Amish girl cleans my house. what has happened to my life?

i dont even know what that movie is.

me: it is a show on mtv with three six mafia.

cfab: OMG nice. they won an oscar you know. RESPECT.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

They Just Go Hand in Hand

Spotted: at Borders
In what: Post Secret book
Snapped: because it made me giggle and anyone that knows "Doug" will find it as funny as I did

... if you aren't familiar with "Doug" then yeah, this won't be funny at all. Better luck next time!

Conversations Part 1: A Dress

In the beginning my stomach would always do little flip flops everytime we met up, part nerves and part excitement. Once I got more comfortable they calmed down, but in a good way.

The weather that night was unseasonably cold, but I insisted upon wearing my little dress and sandals to dinner anyway. Partly because that is just how I am and partly because I knew you would enjoy seeing it as much as I would enjoy wearing it.

You called to let me know you were downstairs and as I grabbed my things and started to walk toward the door, I felt a familiar feeling in my stomach. Later you teased me for carrying a bottle of Pepto in my bag. I giggled, rolled over and pulled the covers back over my head, not wanting to explain that it cured butterflies too.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Mellow Start to Your Morning

Watch the Tapes, Review the Film

when they are making a fuss we're both high high high, high high on lemon sips
we're all high high high, high high on wiggling hips
ah ooh! you break off your plans for the weekend
and ah oh! you can tell them the dates
but that don't mean they're letting you go

People Crush #4

Meet: Boo (short for Boobers)
Age: Let's focus on him actually making it through the week
Boo, the fish not the Petco worker, is the newest addition to Momushka's pond in the backyard. Last we checked he made it through the night and was holding his own against the much larger fish, not to mention the treacherous waterfall that tends to stir things up.

Why we love him: because secretly we have been wanting a fish since the 80's.
Why you love him: because secretly so have you.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Snap, Crackle and Fortune

Due to a lack of breakfast snacks, I opened the cabinet and decided to have a fortune cookie with my coffee this morning.

"Real courage is moving forward when the outcome is uncertain."

Ok, fess up, I know someone planted it there on purpose!

Life with the parents

It is barely 10 am and so far Momushka has:
  • asked me how regular I am
  • shown me her new 'observation deck' where we can lounge and look at the pond she dug last summer
  • asked me to make sure to keep my things to a confined area, so as to not clutter up the house
Sometimes it just feels good to be back home...

In the City, the City of Chagrin

Dear all of my priceless friends,

This is what I meant to say to everyone yesterday before I got on the plane...
Thank you. You know me inside and out, in some ways better than I know myself, and yet you still love me unconditionally. You see my quirks, my moments of being completely irritable or crabby; the times in the morning when you ask me what the weather is like outside and I snap that I haven't been outside yet, when I really want help but am toO stubborn to ask, or even when I start to run around like I took the puppy crack and you just stand aside and laugh. For the past weeks you have made me feel so special, so loved and so supported, as I make the move to Italy and follow my dream for a year.

For all of you, all of this, all of our ups and downs and questionable judgements, I would like you to know that never in the world will I meet a better group of friends, a more hilarious group of people, and a group of unique individuals that looks the world in the eye, says I don't give a shit and just keeps on rocking life with a smile.

A year flies by and if I know you all well, I know that Pete is already making my coming back mix, Claudia is already planning the venue, Chris is already wondering what she will wear, Corbett is already planning the menu, Yael is already thinking of a speciality cocktail, Ro and Greg are already setting aside the time, DK is making sure Rex can come in for the event, Shulman is already buying the Sparks, Kas has already started drinking said Sparks, Gerry is already (still) trying to teach Stewie a new trick, and everyone else is waiting for the gem of an evite to come out.

From the bottom of my heart, I love you guys so much! I will see you soon!!!!


Friday, May 18, 2007

You Have Me Seeing Red

I have spent the last two days searching the city for red pistachios. The kind I used to eat at my Nana and Papa's when I was little, leaving my fingers stained for days. I've been everywhere from Whole Foods to Safeway to the organic store that sells my Kombucha. Nothing! Apparantly no one outside of the Midwest likes them.

I even briefly considered just dying them myself, but something tells me that past the age of 12 it is not acceptable to have red fingers... plus it totally wouldn't match my outfit for tonight!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Future's So Bright

Sunglasses are the perfect accessory. They hide eyes that are puffy from a hangover, blotchy from crying or red from wearing your contacts for too long. Sunglasses disguise your eyes when your are walking home in the morning with no eye makeup eye on or when you are staring too long at someone. Plus they look good with any outfit. I also love to wear them inside the airport... don't ask why.

I am in desperate need of a new pair. I have searched every store in Georgetown and still have not found any I love. F21 used to be my go-to for some new shades, but I think it is finally time to upgrade. Someone, anyone, help!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

'Cause its just been one of those days

It's All Just Rock n Roll to Me

Ha-ha-ha-happiness is a ball in your hand
You've got to try and throw this party just as far as you can
Cre-cre-cre-creosote is pouring out of my brain
I swear I heard the floor boards they were creaking your name.
Get a room, Get a Head, Get a Hat
We're going to hell anyway lets travel first class

I keep meaning to, but...

After a whirlwind weekend, with lots of surprises and friends from out of town, and then two concerts in two nights, I have tons of pictures to sort through. I haven't even sat down and thoroughly read through all of the wonderful messages my coworkers wrote me last week.

Too much to do and so little time. I am finally at the point where I am ready to go. Or maybe it is more that I am tired of waking up every morning with the anxiety of knowing that I have just a few days left and too many people to still see and hug and say "see you later" to before I leave.

So instead I am going to go for a run, do yoga and go to the drycleaners. I promise to share all of the pictures soon, but for now I am sort of happy just keeping them close to my heart.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Still Here

Hi, hello, ciao! It's me. I am still alive. Just have been soaking up my time off and pretty negligent about posting. But don't worry your pretty little heads off, I have some real gems coming your way... tomorrow... because right now it is 4:30 and that means it's time for happy hour!


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Make a Wish and Blow Out the Candles

Happy birthday to youHappy birthday to you
Happy birthday my little (but sorta old) Homefry
Happy birthday to you!

hugs and kisses,

Have a little Hot Chip for breakfast

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Look, but Don't Touch

Spotted: burgandy leather Gucci bag

Envied: because this born again student does not have the budget for such delicious style

Captured: because in this city of fakes, the real thing always stands out

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

See that grey building? The one with the yellowish upper level?
Yup! That is my apt. in Florence! Want to know my favorite part?
The giant sized front door, which is all castle-like and whatnot.
"Come and knock on my door..."

True or False?

I snapped a pic of this "wall art" last Friday night at Artomatic.

Kind of intense... but do I agree?

See you Later Alligator

Today is my last day of work. Last night was my going away happy hour, which led to my going away shots, which led to my going away hangover this morning.

I walked into the office to a brilliant poster of Italy. Attached to it are cards with Italian phrases and on the back of each card someone in my office wrote me a little message.

I am not good at goodbyes. I would much rather just avoid them all together. Walk out like it was any other normal day, except in my mind know that it isn't any other day, it is the last day. Goodbyes seem to final. And final freaks me out.

When I was little I loved having all of the attention on me. Birthdays were the best, but let's be honest, I would take being the center of attention anyday. Now, I am a little more content flying under the radar. I get embarrassed in a way, when all of the attention is on me. It is humbling, seeing people go out of their way to make me feel so good. And I guess that is what I don't know how to react to. Because I know that my words will never quite be able to convey how much it all means to me, how truly special I feel and how everyday I think how lucky I am to have the amazing people that are in my life.

So rather than try, I would just rather smile and wave on my way out, knowing that I am taking some pretty amazing memories with me.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Flowers are a Girl's Best Friend

Aww, today is my last full-day at work. Most of the day has been spent in front of my computer trying to get some actual real work done.

Then my co-workers surprised me with these!
The best part is the handpainted box that the flowers came in and the phrase that is on the box...which you have to admit is totally me!

Like I said, this is a tough bunch to leave! (the people, not the flowers!)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Here, There and Everywhere

I hated sleep overs when I was a little girl. After dark, right before we would get ready to put on our pajamas and crawl into bed, I would start to miss home. "If only I had my own bed here, then I would sleep fine," I would think to myself. My own bed was like a powershield. I just felt safer there.

Right now someone else is getting ready to put on their pajamas and go to sleep on my bed. My apartment is now someone else's home. I am a couture bag lady, gypsying around from place to place. Which I find ironic... how right now in my life I feel safer than ever, even without my powershield.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

People Crush #2

Meet: Merker
Age: 26The outfit pretty much speaks for itself... but if you are still wondering why he is your latest crush, let me break it down for you.
Merker will always:
  • be having three conversations at once, two of which are on his phone
  • say whatever random thing pops into his head at any given time
  • have a huge smile on his face
  • just not give a damn what other people think... which is why we love him!

People Crush #1

Meet: Franco

We came into Franco's new wine store looking for a few bottles of wine for a dinner party. We left an hour and a half later with 6 bottles and a pretty solid buzz. Before we could say hello he had has tasting some reds, then some whites. 21 to be exact. He also let us have your own dance party in the middle of the store while drinking bubbly out of a plastic cup. The only thing he wouldn't let us do it snap his picture.

So here is my question... why are you still reading this post when you could be at Franco's sipping vino?

(since the old blog has gone bye bye, I started the people crush list over. but trust me loves, that doesn't make anyone on the old list any less crush worthy!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

It's Not Tears, It's Allergies

I have kind of become a bit of a cry baby lately. Not all the time, but I will notice a few tears creep in while waiting for the metro, or while sitting at my desk cleaning out old files, ok fine, even once when I was reading an article on But the ironic thing is, they aren't really because I am sad, just slightly overwhelmed right now. With the last week of work, moving out of the apt. and figuring out how all of my things are possibly going to git into three suitcases... let's just say it is a bit much.

Then I read a friend's blog this morning and it put it all into perspective for me. So there's that...

Thanks boobers!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Best and Worst

5 things I am really liking right now...
  1. my morning Starbucks
  2. converse shoes
  3. drinking wine on other people's roofs
  4. any song by the Junior Boys
  5. sleeping in a silky nightgown
5 things I am not liking so much...
  1. deciding what clothes to get rid of
  2. the man that is moving into my apartment
  3. packing, packing and packing
  4. this season's ANTM
  5. did I mention packing?

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